Data Integration Manager

TalkingPoints - Remote - Full time

About TalkingPoints

TalkingPoints is an award-winning education technology non-profit organization with the mission to unlock the potential of low-income, underserved families to support their children’s learning by partnering with their children’s schools. COVID-19 remote learning environment has made our mission ever more urgent and important. We’re building a one-of-a-kind product in the market, a multilingual family engagement platform that connects families and teachers using human and artificial intelligence powered, two-way translated messages and personalized supports — eliminating language, time limitations, and know-how as barriers to school/family connection.

Millions of teachers and families are using TalkingPoints in their classrooms, schools and districts across the U.S. TalkingPoints works with key school district partners such as Oakland Unified, Seattle Public Schools, Boston Public Schools, Buffalo Public School, Wake County and NYC DOE. We have won awards from NYU, MIT, Google, Forbes and are backed by Google, Eric Schmidt, AT&T, Cisco, and Stanford University to name a few.

We're at a critical inflection point in the organization's growth, our user base has grown exponentially in the past year while our team doubled and will double again over the next year. It's an important time to join our team and build on our momentum and ability to support students and families during this critical time in which education equity gaps are more concerning than ever. Learn more.

Diversity: we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it!

The opportunity

We are looking for a Data Integration Manager to join our TalkingPoints team. In this role, you’ll support smooth and efficient initial and ongoing data integration needs for TalkingPoints school and district partners, enabling initial use and long-term positive impact from school-family partnerships. You’ll play a consultative partner-facing and internal leadership role, in pursuit of continuously improving the data integration process. You’ll also help design and orchestrate data solutions, collaborating closely with TalkingPoints cross-departmental teams. This role will report to the Senior Director of Partner Success and will also:

  • Work in partnership with school and district tech leads of varying degrees of data integration experience, TalkingPoints Partner Success Managers and other TalkingPoints team members to support smooth and timely SIS data integration with the partner’s TalkingPoints platform to
    • Identity blockers to data integration both for individual partners as well as common root causes of blockers across partners
    • Solve for both individual partner account blockers
    • Maintain clear and concise communication about issues and issue resolution for partners and internal TalkingPoints teams
    • Create documentation that will prevent predictable data integration issues for future partners, based on specific conditions (SIS, state specific parameters, sync type, integration intermediaries such as Clever or Classlink, etc.)
    • Suggest product improvements that will increase the speed and quality of data integration for partners
    • Train and support more junior staff on data integrations, both generally speaking and specific to individual partners
  • Maintain technical integration strategies by researching and implementing technological strategic solutions.
  • Build and maintain quality relationships with integration vendors (e.g. Clever and ClassLink) and leverage relationships to create the best outcomes for school and district partners.
  • Work collaboratively with partner-facing teams to build and maintain processes that optimize speed and quality of data integration with the TalkingPoints platform.
  • Recommend data integration strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
  • Contribute to implementation goals by offering expertise cross-functionally as needed.

Who you are

  • You have 3-5 years of experience with SIS data integration with SaaS products, and a plus if that’s been in educational technology.
  • You are prone to action.
  • You enjoy identifying and solving problems.
  • You are highly analytical.
  • You have the ability to “translate” highly technical concepts in an understandable way to non-technical audiences.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Overall fit with our org culture - we look for team members who are

  • User and mission-oriented: we are devoted to our mission with empathy towards the communities we serve.
  • All-in together: we go above and beyond the job description, working together as a team.
  • Agile & action-oriented: we get things done, knowing that our progress is urgent to our communities.
  • Always Learning: we are always learning, with a growth mindset, to reach our full potential.
  • Boldly Courageous: we take risks in order to achieve big things.
  • Resourceful: We are creative, solution-oriented, and scrappy.

What we offer

  • An incredible opportunity to build a mission-driven, rapidly growing startup tech nonprofit
  • Competitive salary, full coverage health insurance, benefits, and unlimited time off
  • 401K match
  • Annual professional development benefit
  • Flexibility to work remotely
  • Fun, smart, dynamic, motivated team focused on working together to transform family engagement to serve the families who need it most

How to apply

Please submit your resume, a brief paragraph describing your interest, and link to your LinkedIn profile.

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Experience Level

Mid Level


TalkingPoints is an award-winning education technology non-profit organization with the mission to unlock the potential of low-income, underserved families to support their children’s learning by partnering with their children’s schools.
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